Diagnosis of OCD

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Interview. An experienced mental health professional can diagnose OCD by means of a comprehensive interview and specific questionnaires. In some cases, it is important to rule out certain physical diseases before diagnosing OCD.

Tic in the eye

Psychological problems. OCD can be accompanied by other psychological problems. For example, children and adolescents with OCD sometimes present tics (repetitive involuntary movements) or significant attention problems. Both adults and children also tend to have symptoms of depression (excessive sadness, a general lack of motivation, etc.). In addition, people with OCD frequently have anxiety problems.

Substantiated information by:

Luisa Lázaro García
Miquel Àngel Fullana Rivas

Published: 7 February 2019
Updated: 7 February 2019

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